Billy came to Virginia in 1989 and planted his first field of Christmas trees in the fall of that year. Meeting Betty the following year, he soon had a new wife and partner in both the Christmas tree farm and the old-time band they very quickly started. While their vocation is Christmas tree farming, their avocation is playing music with their old-time Appalachian string band, the Reed Island Rounders. They frequently perform at VCTGA annual meetings. Both are known to bring out a fiddle, guitar, or banjo at the drop of a hat. Their recordings are always for sale at the farm.
Eco-friendly trees: Billy and Betty believe in growing their premium Fraser firs without the use of environmentally harmful insecticides. When you get your Christmas tree at our farm, you may be assured that no poisons have ever been used on your tree. We control our insects using only organic methods such as the encouragement of the so called good insects that control the bad ones. We have even imported these good insects at great expense to facilitate our eco-friendly growing practices. Three times VCTGA tree contest winners, Reed Island Farm has had its trees grace the Virginia Governor’s mansion in Richmond in 1998, 2003, and 2005. One of their trees found its way to the office of the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, in Washington, D.C., through the 2004 Capitol Tree Program.
Easy access to our farm from I-77 and I-81 in Southwest Virginia.
Only about an hour’s drive north of Winston Salem, NC.
Please go to www.reedisland.com for maps and detailed directions to the farm.
Hours: For 2021, we will be open November 20 through December 5, 8-5:30 on weekends, and 12-5 on weekdays, weather permitting. Other times by appointment.
Hours of Operation: 9am-5pm
Days of week: All Days
First Day Open: Nov 19 – Dec 5 (2021)
November 20 – December 5, 2021. May close for bad weather, please check website and Facebook updates.
We offer a full-service choose & cut experience! We provide saws & measuring poles, and our helpful elves will shake and bale your tree, and help load it on your vehicle.
Our trees and wreaths are pesticide- and herbicide-free!
Our Santa Shop offers freshly-made wreaths, roping, stands, and handmade ornaments, and homebaked goodies.
COVID POLICY for 2021 Low Contact Choose & Cut: MASKS REQUIRED, ages 5 and up. Our farm is our home ~ owners are medically compromised. * Masks available * All of our elves will be masked * Saws and measuring sticks will be kept clean * Santa Shop goods behind Plexiglas * No hot drinks, sorry! * Still check or cash payment only, but we will be as careful as possible! * All customers required to have fun and enjoy their visit to our farm!
Types of Trees
Fir: Fraser Fir, Canaan Fir